Iranian films are the best films to watch as the directors uncover the tussles that the life throws on the people living in rural areas.
Iranian films usually create suspense leaving the onlookers think about the challenges of society. Therefore, these Iranian films are a must watch!
The Colors of Paradise
The colors of paradise is a beautiful story woven around a visually impaired boy named Mohammed. The film was directed by Majid Majidi in 1999. This drama film shows how the boy faces challenges of life. Being sightless, the boy was abandoned and neglected by his own father. The film shows how the boy feels the vigorous fierceness of the world. In the end, this moving film leaves us thinking whether Mohammed is dead or alive!
A separation is a drama film of a wedded twosome, Nader and Simin. The film is written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. The couple reside in Iran with their daughter named Termeh. Simin is perturbed about her daughter’s future and therefore, wants to leave the country. Nader on the other hand wants her to tend his bedridden and sick father. This forces the couple to dissociate. In the end, the director creates suspense leaving the ball in Termeh court to decide whether she wants to live with her mother or father.
The movie bagged Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and many more awards!
Children of Heaven
Children of Heaven is a drama/adventure film written and directed by Majid Majidi. The Story is entwined around the two little siblings. The boy misplaces his sister’s pair of shoes after which they contrive an ornate plan to cover up the loss. The boy named, Ali, then decides to take part in a race where he bags a pair of sneakers as the third prize winner for his sister.
The film was put forward for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film!
The Song of Sparrows
The song of sparrows is a drama film directed by Majid Majidi. The story revolves around an ostrich-breeder, Karim, who struggles hard to get his daughter’s hearing aid restored. But then, life takes a turn. Karim loses his job. He then moves to Tehran on his motorbike where life throws several challenges on him to test his loyalty, honor and sincerity. These challenges transmute him from a truthful man to a discerning man. But later his relatives bring him back to the path of honesty.
This film bagged Silver Bear for Best Actor and Asia pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor.
Where is the Friend’s Home?
This is a drama/family film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. The story spins around a boy who scuffles hard to give back his friend’s notebook which he took accidentally. The director using non-actors keeps hold of prudence.
These films are a mishmash of emotions, mystery, drama, war, family and adventure! Must watch these films to groom yourselves and combat challenges!